TV ratings: 'Big Brother' and 'America's Got Talent' the best of a slow Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 18, 2012Wednesday night brought pretty meager ratings across the broadcast networks, as "America's Got Talent," "Big Brother" and "So You Think You Can Dance" were all on the low side.CBS led the night with 5.4 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/6 share in households, finishing a little bit ahead of NBC (5.2 million, 3.4/6). FOX (5.1 million, 3.1/5) was not far behind in third. ABC drew 3.9 million viewers and a 2.6/4 to take fourth, and The CW trailed with 900,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.FOX finished on top of the adults 18-49 demographic, albeit with just a 1.8 rating for the night. CBS grabbed second with a 1.4, followed closely by NBC, 1.3, and ABC, 1.2. The CW came in at 0.3....

America's Got Talent: Who Got a Standing Ovation?

Another twelve acts took the stage Tuesday night in the hopes of continuing on America's Got Talent . While the night was filled with lackluster performances, one act clearly outshined the rest. The Lightwire Theater's performance as a group of dancing birds provided a spectacular end to the night.

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' drops but still tops Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 17, 2012The ratings for "America's Got Talent" Tuesday dipped some from last week's numbers, but the NBC show was still the night's most-watched program. FOX grabbed the nightly title in adults 18-49, however, thanks to steady performances by "Hell's Kitchen" and "Masterchef."NBC led Tuesday's pack with 8.2 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/8 share in households. CBS (6.2 million, 4.2/7) edged FOX (6.1 million, 3.5/6) for second in viewers. ABC came in fourth with just over 4 million viewers and a 2.4/4, and The CW (811,000, 0.5/1) trailed.FOX's 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic was good enough to win. NBC took second with a 2.2. ABC, 1.2, snagged third, followed by CBS, 1.0, and The CW, 0.4....

TV ratings: 'So You Think You Can Dance' gives FOX a Wednesday win, 'AGT' results soft

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 11, 2012"So You Think You Can Dance" carried FOX to a ratings victory in both total viewers and adults 18-49 on Wednesday, although none of the networks had much to crow about. "America's Got Talent" scored its lowest ratings of the season with its results show.FOX averaged 5.7 million viewers and a 3.4 rating/6 share in households to score a narrow viewer win over NBC (5.45 million, 3.4/6). CBS wasn't far behind either, drawing 5.1 million viewers and a 3.4/6. ABC (3.9 million, 2.6/4) came in fourth, and The CW (711,000, 0.5/1) trailed.None of the broadcast nets reached a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49, with FOX (1.9) coming the closest. NBC finished second with a 1.4. ABC's 1.1 was good enough for third, followed by CBS, 1.0, and The CW, 0.3....

'AGT': Did One Of The Judges' Favorites Get Cut?

It was up to America again, as the judges waited anxiously to find out which four acts from this latest quarter-final round would move on to the semi-finals of " America's Got Talent " (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on NBC). Nick Cannon had a little bit of fun with them along the way, as well as the audience. He brought out fan favorites Tim Hockenberry and Turf to stand side-by-side on the stage. The singer and dancer were also among the judges favorites, so they were horrified at the prospect of one of them going home. After all, whenever two acts are brought out like this, one of them is getting cut. Right? Not so fast. Cannon pulled a fast one on everyone, shouting with glee that both acts had moved forward. Howie Mandel admitted he would have saved one of the acts if they hadn't gone through. Joining them in the next round were gymnasts Donovan and Rebecca, and comedian Tom Cotter. It seems like the right acts made it through, according to the New Jersey Star Ledger . "America's Got Talent" continues Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

America's Got Talent: Howard Stern Feuds with Howie Mandel

On Tuesday's episode of America's Got Talent , Howard Stern criticized fellow judge Howie Mandel for his continued support of contestant Big Barry. Barry delivered a lackluster performance of Nina Simone's "Feelin' Good" that elicited an immediate X from Stern, followed shortly by one from Sharon Osbourne .

TV ratings: MLB All-Star Game on the low side, 'America's Got Talent' up Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 10, 2012Ratings for baseball's All-Star Game were relatively low for the second straight year, but the contest still carried FOX to a win for the night. "America's Got Talent," meanwhile, was up for NBC and beat the All-Star Game in total viewers at 9 o'clock (pending updates).Elsewhere, ABC's new improv comedy show "Trust Us With Your Life" got off to a modest start, but its docu-series "NY Med" did somewhat better.FOX averaged 9.9 million viewers and a 6.3 rating/10 share in households in primetime; those numbers will likely rise some when they're adjusted for the live broadcast. NBC (8.4 million, 5.1/8) came in second, a good bit ahead of CBS (6.5 million, 4.3/7). ABC finished fourth with 4.4 million viewers and a 2.7/5. The CW trailed with a little under 700,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.FOX also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.9 rating, topping NBC's 2.2. ABC...

'AGT': Howard And Howie Fight Over Big Barry (VIDEO)

Howie Mandel has always had a sense of whimsy in the way he approaches his judging role on " America's Got Talent " (Tue., 8 p.m. ET on NBC). Sometimes, he goes for the acts that entertain him -- for all the wrong reasons -- over acts that are clearly more entertaining. It used to drive Piers Morgan crazy, and it looks like it's having the same affect on new judge Howard Stern . Big Barry is one of those acts; a karaoke singer who lacks in vocal ability but still charms the socks off of Howie. Sharon Osbourne and Howard quickly buzzed him, and then Howard chastised Howie for continuing to champion Barry. "This is about Howie and how he treats the show," Howard said. "This is about the apology you owe to all the people who could’ve gotten through instead of Big Barry." The arguing continued throughout the hour, which was a bit much for Digital Spy , but Buddy TV was glad to see Howard speaking out against Howie. The bickering will likely go on as "America's Got Talent" continues Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

TV ratings: '60 Minutes' and 'Family Guy' lead a weak Sunday night

Fast National ratings for Sunday, July 8, 2012A lackluster Sunday in the Nielsen ratings followed its usual pattern. CBS scored the night's biggest total audience thanks to "60 Minutes," and a pair of "Family Guy" reruns on FOX scored the highest adults 18-49 numbers, although ABC led the demographic for the whole night.CBS averaged 5.5 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/6 share in households in primetime. ABC (4.8 million, 3.0/5) finished second, a little bit ahead of NBC (4.5 million, 2.8/5). FOX trailed in viewers, drawing 2.9 million people and a 1.7/3.ABC finished first among adults 18-49 with a 1.4 rating, edging FOX's 1.3. NBC posted a 1.0 in the demo and CBS a 0.7....

TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' leads a light holiday eve

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 3, 2012Now that "America's Got Talent" has reached the live competition rounds, the show is picking up steam -- and audience. "AGT" led a mostly slow Tuesday (July 3). The only other show that approached "AGT's" numbers was CBS with an "NCIS" rerun.Still, CBS led the evening over all, clocking an average of 6.6 million viewer (4.3/8), ahead of NBC with 6.1 million vieweres (3.8/7), FOX (5 million, 3.0/5), ABC (2.6 million (1.6/3) and The CW (383,000, 0/0.2).In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX -- with "Masterchef" and "Hell's Kitchen" -- led the evening with a 2.0, followed by NBC (1.5), CBS (1.0), ABC (0.8) and The CW (0.1)....